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Dec 9, 2013 5:50am EST
have ever done, to see young people who have been mortally wounded in defense of this nation. it is hard to see them and not believe that we are doing -- that we have an obligation to continue to do the right thing. what i am trying to do in taking my clerks to gettysburg in a small way is to think about lincoln and that horrible war, the carnage that took place at gettysburg. think of all the animals that were killed, all of the human beings, all of the destruction that had occurred there. and he comes there three or four months later, november 19, to dedicate a 4-minute speech or whatever it was, and the things that he said, the eloquence of it to elevate that tragic moment, and what i am trying to get these kids to understand, after they see a term, after they see the imperfections, that they still believe. that they are still idealistic. even with the reality, they still believe that this is important and they understand why. so we go, yes, and i drag them across the battlefield. i do not feel all that bad about it. the point is simply to pull it all back together after y
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
this point real quick, pedro. china has unilaterally declared an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. part of that extends over the sun -- part of that extends over the senkaku islands, which china and the ban -- and japan are debating over who owns it. i was in japan a couple of weeks ago. i got to meet with folks from the government and the japanese parliament, as well as going to okinawa and visit some of the military facilities out there. the u.s. is positioned on these senkaku islands, and they fall under the u.s.-japan treaty because japan has demonstrated control over the senkaku islands. -- has administrative control over the senkaku islands. withchina is trying to do the air defense identification zone is to argue that japan has administrative control over the airspace and those islands. on the one hand, president obama ordered the military to fly b-52 bombers, they were arty planning -- already planning to go through there, but he went through with it to signify that they do not recognize it. it is a problem that unlike , japan and the republic of south k
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
the missile efforts. states isy the united building up system, basically a missile defense system to protect the u.s. against missile threats from both iran and north korea. a lot of our friends and allies and partners in the middle east either currently have the things and want more of the things or do not have them and want them, and that is why hagel is out there to make sure that despite the controversies of the geneva plan, and it is controversial, that our allies and partners do feel more assured. it is an open question to see whether they genuinely are assured. host: jim from california, good morning, you are on. caller: the zionist think tank that put us into iran, and we got support for israel -- guest: jim, thank you for your comment. i am a former u.s. congressional staffer. i take personal offense that i put any foreign country interest over u.s. interest. it is easy to smear someone. i am trying to engage people on the issues. i encourage you to call back at some point and ask a substantial question, but thank you for your call. host: you are asked what is the motivation for fra
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
on both sides as minister of defense and now as president. we have advanced in the peace others much more than any moment in our history. we have had many attempts to make peace after 50 years of war. firstaged to negotiate the agenda that is a major step in any process to end conflict. if you agree on the agenda, you have agreed 50% of what you need and we did that. we did that more than a year ago. we negotiated five points in the agenda. we have agreed on two of those five points. we have made an agreement on what to do with our rural areas and how to develop them. this is extremely important -- ase the guerrillas rural guerrilla was born there. they grew their. for them this issue is very important. we are to have an agreement on that point. is second important points political participation. how are they going to participate in politics? what will the transition be from bullets to boats? vote votes? too ?rom arms to arguments how will we open this space for them? colombian democracy needed this anyway. progress in strengthening our democracy and the progress of our people in the demo
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
at how personnel cost it into the overall budget at the defense department. is liveton journal" every day at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span. tomorrow the british prime minister david cameron and members of the house of commons the offered tribute to south african president nelson mandela who died on thursday at the age of 95. spanhave live coverage on c- 2 at 9:30 a.m. eastern. the wireline world is about systemtral circulatory of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that really connect what is now the information economy in the united states. we are seeing data traffic on our wireline networks at a rate of 40% increase per year. it is that network that connects all forms of communications whether they originate in the wire environment or wireless environment. so yeah, america's future is --eless here and -- wireless communicators"he at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. >> i got upset with the --sident because they never showed up anymore. woman who was one of the press people. she said, mental health is not a sexy issue here you -- is not a sexy issue. -- itsed a mental health passed throug
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
with the departments of housing him urban development, labor, justice, defense, health and human services, education committee, irs, some of the social security and small business administrations, as well as a number of other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. veterans are counting on us to solve these challenges. for its part, v.a. operates a large health care -- integrated health care system, maybe one of the larger ones in the country, 151 medical centers, 871 clinics, 300 vet centers, and i know there are 70 mobile outreach clinics that reach out into the most rural areas defined veterans who live remotely. over 1700 remote access points nationwide. beyond health care, v.a. provides $10 billion in education assistance annually, second only to the department of education. v.a. guarantees nearly 1.8 million home loans, the only zero-down in the nation, and our foreclosure rate is lowest among all categories of mortgage loans. v.a. as the ninth largest life insurance, with 6.7 million clients and 95% customer satisfaction rating. to the support of the congress and the leadership
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am EST
services committee. he will talk about the status of the defense authorization bill, which is being worked on in congress. you can watch "newsmakers" every sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern every sunday on c- span. >> after war, things escalate so quickly. it's just a moment that seems so loving can just turn and slip and be so out of control, and this is one of those days. leavewith adam packing to and jackson going through his things and saying what is the deal, and he said i will take this to sell it. on top of the other pressures, they had no money. gun, andust held the he went in the room and came out with a shotgun and really try to go herat her, trying to so much that she would pull the trigger and kill him. she wanted to. >> the return home is only half the story. david finkel follows the battalion of the 16th industry -- 16th infantry sunday night on c-span's "q&a." , this iso the v.a. now the last panel. this is about 45 minutes. >> this'll be our final count today. we welcome mr. tom murphy, director compensation service the veterans benefit administration, all so this
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
's a self-defense guide for seniors against financial abuse. it's one thing not to have the money, it's another to have that money taken away and how important that is. i totally concur in that regard. >> back to the polling for a second, another thing that struck me as interesting was just how focused people were in paying off their debt. as opposed to -- you know, carrying a little bit of credit card debt or student loan debt was a lot worse than, let's say, saving for retirement or building a nest egg, a six-month nest egg, and i just thought that was so fascinating. do you all see that as a change, and is that because of the political climate, the emphasis on debt? has that also been there? >> what's new is student debt. people are entering adulthood with what might be considered a crushing burden, which affects them psychologically. the amount of debt people start off with has risen considerably. it's a marriage problem. also i think you go back a long way, it was harder to accumulate debt. now it's easy. that's part of the culture of thrift. i think the levels of student debt is
Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
into the budget at the defense carbon. that's "washington journal was 7:00 live every day at a.m. on c-span. is thewireline world central circulatory system of our economy erie it is the veins and the arteries that connect what is the information economy in the united states. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% the year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communication whether they originate in the wireline environment or a wireless environment. >> the future of the communications industry with walter mccormick, monday on "the communicators." >> i got upset with the press my mentaley covered in the first few meetings i had and then they never showed up anymore. then i was walking in the downsized lore in the white house and the woman who was one -- she said people mental health is just not a sexy issue. the mental health act of 1980 and what he said was involuntarily retired from the white house. >> first lady rosalynn carter, monday night at 9:00 eastern live on c-span and c-span three, >>pan radio and former secretary of state clinton cli
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)